North Point Conservation Area

North Point Sunset in AugustNorth Point Conservation Area is owned by Van Buren County and boasts approximately 17 acres on Lake Michigan. The Conservation Area is just north of the Van Buren State Park with an entrance and parking area on Ruggles Road off Blue Star Highway.

About the Conservation Area

North Point Conservation Area is often referred to as the "old Boy Scout Camp," because the property has been utilized and maintained by Boy Scouts in Southwest Michigan for generations. Several Boy Scouts have completed Eagle Scout Projects on the site - projects have included planting hundreds of trees, maintaining trails and installing erosion control measures.

North Point Conservation Area has approximately 17 acres with 330 feet of beautiful Lake Michigan beach, forested critical dunes, and wetlands.


There are trails that lead from the entrance on Ruggles Road to the top of the dune where one can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Michigan. Many other people access the beach at North Point Conservation Area by boat. On a nice day, you will see several boats anchored off the shore of North Point.